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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:52 AM

Which translation of Galatians 5:22 and 23 is correct?

 

 

Is the fruit (in bold) correctly translated as faith, faithful or faithfulness?

 

 

Is this fruit (in bold) something one believes or a life quality (a character trait that is produced and lived out by what we do and say)?

 

 

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Various translations of Galatians 5:22, 23

 

(Amplified)  But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

 

 

(American Standard Version)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.

 

(Basic Bible in English)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith, gentle behaviour, control over desires: against such there is no law.

 

 

(Contemporary English)  God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways.

 

 

(King James) ButG1161 theG3588 fruitG2590 of theG3588 SpiritG4151 isG2076 love,G26 joy,G5479 peace,G1515 longsuffering,G3115 gentleness,G5544 goodness,G19faith, G4102 Meekness,G4236 temperance:G1466 againstG2596 suchG5108 there isG2076 noG3756 law.G3551

 

(Literal Translation of the Holy Bible)  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. Against such things there is not a law.

 

(New English Translation)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

 

 

(Revised Version)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

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Definitions from Word Web Dictionary

 

Faith - A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

 

 

Faithful - Steadfast in affection or allegiance; Marked by fidelity to an original

 

Faithfulness - The quality of being faithful